Radford University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,922
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,981
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.55%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.3%
16,013 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
11,870
69.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.3%
1,216 Graduates

About

Radford University is a higher education institution located in Radford city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Radford University were General Psychology (160 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (155 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (150 degrees).

In 2019, 2,314 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Radford University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,731 degrees), 6.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (273 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $7,922, which is $-14,104 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Radford University is $7,922, which is $-14,104 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,981.

In 2019, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,922
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Radford University was $7,922. The cost of tuition at Radford University is $-14,104 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,981
2019 Value
4.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Radford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,981. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Radford University grew by 4.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,778
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Radford University was of $8,778 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Radford University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 9.09% with respect to 2018, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.55%
2017 Default Rate
162
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Radford University was 5.55%, which represents 162 out of the 2920 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Radford University received 16,013 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13.1% annual growth. Out of those 16,013 applicants, 12,061 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,870 students enrolled at Radford University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Radford University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
12,061
Accepted Out of 16,013

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Radford University was 75.3% (12,061 admissions from 16,013 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 74.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 13.1%, while admissions grew by 14.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Radford University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Radford University has a total enrollment of 11,870 students. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 8,264 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,606. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Radford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.4% White, 13% Black or African American, 5.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.236% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0505% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Radford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Black or African American Female (6.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Radford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,870 students. The full-time enrollment at Radford University is 8,264 and the part-time enrollment is 3,606. This means that 69.6% of students enrolled at Radford University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Radford University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Radford University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,001
  2. Black or African American
    1,547
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    618

The enrolled student population at Radford University is 67.4% White, 13% Black or African American, 5.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.236% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0505% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 921 students (7.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 502 more women than men received degrees from Radford University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Radford University is white (1,731 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (273 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Radford University is General Psychology (160 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (155 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (150 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Radford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees awarded), Communications (158 degrees), and Protective Services (165 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Other managers (289,134 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (226,809 people), Police officers (160,828 people), Social workers, all other (148,559 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (128,181 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees awarded), Communications (158 degrees), Protective Services (165 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), and Psychology (197 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees awarded), Communications (158 degrees), Protective Services (165 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), and Psychology (197 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Radford University are Elementary & secondary schools (645,870 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (440,143 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (363,820 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (347,941 people), and Outpatient care centers (219,393 people).

The most specialized majors at Radford University are Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees awarded), Communications (158 degrees), Protective Services (165 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (80 degrees), and Psychology (197 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Radford University.
Most Common
  1. 160 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 155 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 150 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Radford University was General Psychology with 160 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

906
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,408
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 906 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,408).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Radford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.41 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 151 degrees were awarded to women at Radford University in General Psychology, which is 4.31 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 38% of students graduating from Radford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Radford University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.4% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,731 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    273 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Radford University is white (1,731 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (273 degrees).

2.33% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,068 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    663 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    157 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Radford University is white female (1,068 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (663 degrees).

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Operations

Radford University has an endowment valued at nearly $60.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.36M (3.92%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Radford University had a total salary expenditure of $210M. Radford University employs 171 Professors, 160 Assistant professors, and 123 Associate professors. Most academics at Radford University are Female Assistant professors (106), Male Professors(95), and Female Professors (76).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University are: Management, with 175 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 171 employees, and Service with 133 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.2M
2019 Endowment
6.05%
growth from 2018

Radford University has an endowment valued at about $60.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Radford University grew 6.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.41M - Federal
  2. $1.15M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Radford University received $8.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.15M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$82.9M
2019 Salaries
0.907%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Radford University paid a median of $82.9M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 0.907% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.07% growth from 2017 and a 1.87% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.8M
Instructional Salaries
535
Number of Employees

In 2019, Radford University paid a total of $41.8M to 535 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
171 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
175 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Radford University were Professor with 171 employees; Assistant professor with 160 employees; and Assistant professor with 123 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Radford University were Management with 175 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 171 employees; and Service with 133 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Radford University was Female Assistant professor with 106 employees, Male Professor with 95 employees, and Female Professor with 76 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Radford University.

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